March 5, 2018

The Players v Fans Snooker Prediction League: ROUND 1 – The Gibraltar Open

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 9:09 am

Last week I announced the teams for the first ever snooker players versus fans prediction league. This week, battle commences between the 6 main tour professionals, captained by Joe Perry and the 6 shrewdies, captained by Alec Peace. If you missed the full line ups you can catch up with them here.

The aim of the game is to find out who knows more, the players close to the action or the fans glued to it from further afield. Who can judge the wheat from the chaff? The conkers from the peanuts? The mustard from the mayo? The talent from the numpty? Will one team consistently out-perform the other or will honours be more or less even?

All these burning questions will be answered over the coming weeks as #teambaizeboys take on #teamnumpty for the rest of the season. Starting this week with the Gibraltar Open, when the team and individual leagues will begin. 

Both teams have been asked to predict the outcomes of ten matches individually and been given the following instructions:

Pick the winner of each of these matches. You will receive one point for every winner you predict. Walkovers do not count.

Ian Preece v Rory McLeod

Gerard Greene v Lee Walker

Oliver Lines v Elliot Slessor

John Astley v Jimmy Robertson

Michael Georgiou v Liam Highfield

Peter Ebdon v Craig Steadman

Chen Zhe v Tian Pengfei

Jimmy White v Chris Keogan

Scott Donaldson v Duane Jones

Daniel Wells v Ian Burns

Select any two players in the draw to progress in the tournament, you will receive 1 point for every match they win and a bonus 5 points if they win the tournament. Team Baize Boys members may select themselves or other team members if they’d like to.

This has now been completed and at the foot of this post you will see how each team has seen these matches and the players that they have selected in the outrights.

Want to get involved? Here’s how.

Follow the instructions above.

Tweet your selections using the hashtag #playersvfans

Here you can view the draw for the Gibraltar Open.

If anyone finishes the competition with a (fully evidenced) higher score than the winner of the individual league then they will be entered into a draw to win a signed snooker cue.


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